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February 28, 2012 Obama Aims Lower In Greening Federal FleetSource: Forbes
Electric and hybrid-electric cars enjoyed the limelight last March, when President Obama called for all new federal vehicles to run on alternative fuels by 2015. Eleven months later, it looks like new cars in the federal fleet...
February 28, 2012 Administration Sees Rio + 20 Summit As Festival of Global GreenessSource: Fox News
With gasoline prices spiking, a presidential election looming in the fall, and recent failures at reaching sweeping global agreements on environmental policy, the Obama Administration is heading into this summer’s Rio + 20...
February 28, 2012 Wind power still gets lower public subsidies than fossil fuel tax breaksSource: Guardian.co.uk
Public subsidies for the development of wind power in the UK are dwarfed by the tax breaks enjoyed by fossil fuels, a new Guardian analysis has revealed. Financial support for fledgling renewable energy industries has...
February 24, 2012 Greening Fast Food Packaging: A Roadmap to Best PracticesSource: Greenbiz.com
The Dogwood Alliance reports on the eight key steps companies should take to make packaging more environmentally friendly. Ranging from material reduction to life cycle analyses, the steps include examples of what major brands...
February 16, 2012 Wind energy: Iowa model for successSource: Politico
Low, stable tax rates generate jobs and economic growth. This idea has been the bedrock of conservative economic ideology for decades. One industry that represents this essential conservative principle is U.S. wind energy. Low...
It’s unspoken, but every driver gliding around town behind the wheel of a Prius is thinking the same thing: “I’m saving the planet. What are you doing, you dirty-fossil-fuel burner?” What’s implied is that hybrid or...
February 14, 2012 MPG of new cars sold in U.S. ties recordSource: Chicago Tribune
Before the seasonal spring increase in gasoline prices, fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the United States last month tied a record high, according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
February 14, 2012 Hurricanes deliver fatal blows to wind turbinesSource: New Scientist.com
Gone with the wind? Hurricanes could destroy the offshore wind farms the US is planning to build in the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. The US Department of Energy set a goal for the country to generate 20 per cent of its...
February 13, 2012 Green Energy Profit Crash Deters New CEOsSource: Bloomberg
Renewable energy companies are losing their allure with top executives after profits and stock prices collapsed across the industry, making it more difficult for boards to replace underperforming managers. First Solar Inc....
February 13, 2012 The 'greening' of the car industrySource: China Daily
BEIJING - For German automaker Volkswagen AG, China is not only its biggest market for high quality cars but also a place where it is investing heavily in a global standard "green" manufacturing base.
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